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Yew/Yews at Freystrop Wales

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Copyright © Tim Hills - 2014
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Notes: Centuries ago, the trunk of this tree would have been cylindrical. After becoming hollow it partially collapsed, leaving a standing section, and a fallen section. This probably sprawled across graves and it was necessary to cut it short. It has recovered from this and now has its own strong upright branches. The most unusual feature of this tree is that a branch from the fallen side joins to a branch from the standing side and these have fused to create an above ground link between the two separated fragments. Note also the tombstone being gradually swallowed up as the yew expands. The date on it appears to be 1919.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V-g
Girth cm: 536
Height measured: at the ground
Girth ft ins: 17' 7''
Sex: male
Earliest mention: 2010
Source of earliest mention: Dawn Harries
Date of visit: 06-Jul-14
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